Friday, November 21, 2008

The Handmade Birthday

I have been gearing up all week long for my girls birthday party Saturday night. All sorts of handmade goodies have been on my mind! On my list is: Sleeping bags for their Olive dolls, tiny Mae dolls, diaper bags, birthday dresses, and a birthday banner. Well the week has not gone as planned, as usual. Wednesday night my baby spiked a temp (around 103-HOT) at church and she was still running a fever this morning when she woke up. It's probably another virus because everyone has been sick lately. The really sad part is that we had to cancel their party. They were a little disappointed but we hope to have the party one night next week before Thanksgiving. With all of this going on I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but I have finished their Mae dolls and a little extra friend I didn't plan on making. I made Maddie a Professor Paws yesterday after I realised that she was so desperate for a kitty that she had taken to carrying around this disgusting old brass cat - that for some reason, no matter how hard I try, I can not get rid of! I have thrown that ugly brass cat away at least five times and somehow he is always rescued! He came to my home in a bag of junk that I drug home from my Aunts house and now he is determined to stay! Ugh! - Back to ole Professor Paws, Maddie LOVES him! She carried him around all day after I finished him. I think I will try to throw the brass cat away again today.
The girls are really taken with their Mae dolls too. I let them play with the dolls a little after I finished them up to make sure that was exactly what they wanted and believe me they passed the test! You see Molly had a "little sister" for her Olive doll in mind. I got my Mae pattern a few weeks ago, and the girls really liked the pictures of her, but Molly didn't feel like she would be small enough to be a little sister. Well, I solved that problem. I just printed the pattern out at 75% of the actual size and it made the sweetest little doll! She is so tiny! The girls say she is the perfect size to fit carry around.
I better go get a nap while Maddie is asleep! I will be back soon with more handmade birthday goodness! If you are interested in the Mae doll you can get a Mae doll or pattern HERE, and Professor Paws and Olive can be found HERE.


Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing...The dolls are adorable. I just purchased Olive and Archie....Looks like a lot of fun to make. Were they fairly easy? I may have to get the sleeping bags too :0)

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I love Bit of Whimsy Prims patterns, I made the Billy Anne and it was cute! Hope your little one is better soon, I know they will have a wondeful Birthday party..

little dresses said...



Yes! Both doll patterns are very easy. I think that you will enjoy it.I like that they are a quick little project :)


Just Me said...

I love the little Mae dolls, yours came out great.

Btw, I'm tagging you. Check out my blog for details.

lissilulu said...

Hope your baby is feeling better now.

The dolls are adorable.
Life has been crazy for me with sickness too but I hope to call you soon. :o)

vintage rose said...

Hi, I've just discovered your blog and have been reading some of your older posts. You are soooo talented. Your sewing & crocheting is just beautiful. I had to laugh at a post when you were talking about making slip covers for your lounge. I am in the process of making one for an armchair. I didn't realise it would be so difficult. It has taken me ages to do but I'm nearly there. I have a little girl who is 2 & 1/2 and have just started sewing some dresses for her. I am only a beginner, so I need lots of practice. I go to a sewing group nearly every Tuesday and love it. I am the youngest there and we have such fun. I have been told I was born in the wrong decade also as I love everything vintage and handmade. I have just completed a waldorf/steiner inspired doll for my daughter for christmas and am just making some clothes for her now. You are such an inspiration. One question is, How do you find the time to sew? My days just fly by and I only have 1 little girl!
I look forward to reading more of your posts.
Take care & God bless
From Melissa
(in Australia)

jess said...

The quilt in the background is perfect!!! Thank you for pointing out bitofwhimsyprims, I hadn't heard of them before.

The sewing room said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, my heart goes out to you, i had two miscarriages years ago and now when i tell people i have six children i get very mixed reactions in having six children but i also go on to say it would have been eight but it was not to be, the lord had other ideas for my babies. You have two very pretty little girls,and i love your sewing i also make clothes for my grand daughters and it is nice to read about some one who also likes making little ones clothes. Time is a great healer.all my love pat

HighlandGhillie said...

Great post :) I find myself wondering about the brass cat.. lol. Is he now homeless? I wonder.
Wee Wonderfuls is great eh? I got the Kit, Chloe & Louise pattern, and as soon as I get more than four hours sleep - in a row - (new baby) I am going to wip some up for Christmas pressies.